On February 1 a once in 50,000 year comet will pass earth

The comet should be easy to spot with binoculars and probably the naked eye © Dan Bartlett / NASA/AFP

Luke 21:26 “Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Once in 50,000-year comet may be visible to the naked eye
  • The comet is called C/2022 E3 (ZTF) after the Zwicky Transient Facility, which first spotted it passing Jupiter in March last year.
  • After travelling from the icy reaches of our Solar System it will come closest to the Sun on January 12 and pass nearest to Earth on February 1.
  • It will be easy to spot with a good pair of binoculars and likely even with the naked eye, provided the sky is not too illuminated by city lights or the Moon.
  • The last time the comet passed Earth was during the Upper Paleolithic period, when Neanderthals still roamed Earth.
  • Prince said the comet’s next visit to the inner Solar System was expected in another 50,000 years.

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